Man jumped off cliff, drowned in Colorado River at Lake Havasu City, Mohave County Sheriff's Office says

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says it has recovered the body of a man who jumped off a 30-foot cliff northwest of Lake Havasu and “landed wrong.”

It happened near the Sandbar in the Colorado River Thursday shortly after 1 p.m., according to MCSO. The Division of Boating Safety received word that a man had jumped into the water but did not resurface.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 28-year-old Dane Jay Shields of Havasu Lake, California.

The agency said divers recovered Shields’ body just after 4 p.m.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says it has statements from witnesses about what happened to Shields.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Sandbar is a popular beaching area about 10 miles north of the London Bridge. 

 


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